560 or 560 ti for BF3

Quick question for TH. I am currently looking to upgrade from a 9800 gtx+ to a 560 or 560 ti to run BF3 and future games. I would like to know if the ti is actually worth getting over the regular 560 as well as how noticeable the difference between the two is.

Note: I understand I will not be able to max it out in ultra, but the option would be nice. Also, it should be noted that while I do like the ti, id rather wait till they are on sale but can bite the bullet if needed.
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  1. I just upgraded to a 560ti from 9800gt. I can tell you the game.looks stunning on it!
  2. Oh, and it easily runs it on ultra with 50+ fps. its quite a bit better than the 460 in my other machine, dunno if that's comparable though
  3. a 560 non-ti is an oc'ed 460 (not actually, but the specs are that of an oc'd 460)
    so yes, the ti is worth the extra cash
  4. Reading the reviews on newegg for the ti seems to show that a lot of them seem to cause problems and that also seems true for BF3. Have you had any problems so far, how long have you owned, which one do you have? Been a while since I upgraded and don't want to shell out 200 bucks for something I am weary of. Any suggestions as to some decent ones on newegg?
  5. Trying to keep away from the 250s if I can. Any word on when these are supposed to come down in price more?
  6. It would help to know what your budget amount is because there are some very good 560Ti's out there including the just released 448 core. If you are looking to get something that will give you good fps in BF3;

    EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $289.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738

    Astandard 560Ti has 384 proccessor cores and this one bumps it up to 448 which translates into better performance , while you still will not be able to max out on ultra you may be able to play at those settings and get playable fps. It would be better to play at the high settings and get more fps then to try and play at ultra. But like I said I don't know what you are willing to spend so this is just a guess. If this is too high then a regular 560Ti might be more affordable for you.

    EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $239.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $219.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610

    A 560Ti has 384 proccessor cores vs a 560 which has 336 and again the more proccessor cores the better the perfomance , and the higher the price.

    EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $199.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $179.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130664
  7. gjt86 said:
    Trying to keep away from the 250s if I can. Any word on when these are supposed to come down in price more?

    probably not for a while, gtx 6xx series isn't due til q3 2012

    personally, i don't really like galaxy cards, and i'd pick a different evga that's an -AR not -KR model because the -KR models don't have as good a warranty
  8. You recommended the EVGA 560 which isn't a ti version, is it on par with the others you linked? I kinda want the best bang for the buck. I will be building a whole new pc around spring but am looking to keep the card. I can always buy another one if needed though, just want something I can grab for now (would be nice to last me though too)
  9. Im using the MSI Twin Frozr II OC edition.

    I've only installed it today, but have been playing most of the day on it, there seems to be no issues at all for me
  10. gjt86 said:
    Trying to keep away from the 250s if I can. Any word on when these are supposed to come down in price more?



    You can keep checking the egg and see if the one you want goes on sale at some point although the 560Ti I listed is reduced now to $219.99.
  11. btw i am not a maxing whore so i dont NEED to be able to play it in ultra, wouldve just like to see what it looked like and be playable. Currently cannot stand the quality with my 9800GTX+
  12. gjt86 said:
    btw i am not a maxing whore so i dont NEED to be able to play it in ultra, wouldve just like to see what it looked like and be playable. Currently cannot stand the quality with my 9800GTX+



    I'll make you a short video of mine in play after I've eaten.
  13. gjt86 said:
    You recommended the EVGA 560 which isn't a ti version, is it on par with the others you linked? I kinda want the best bang for the buck. I will be building a whole new pc around spring but am looking to keep the card. I can always buy another one if needed though, just want something I can grab for now (would be nice to last me though too)



    I just listed it to give you a comparrison to the others. I don't really recomend getting it unless you can't afford the Ti.
  14. I am willing to shell out the extra cash provided it is worth it. Really wouldnt like to go passed 230 though (most of them have a rebate which is awesome), but I still need to find a decent one to go with. Looking to order today
  15. Diddle, thats a p nice card but seeing as I have other parts I am looking to upgrade as well in the future, I'd like to stay below 250. Although I am considering it..
  16. Actually, I don't need to make you a demo video, there's loads on YouTube already!

    Here's some guy in a tank top showing it in action :P

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs7jClAOjfs
  17. EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $239.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $219.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610

    This is in your price range and will give you good perfomance and the company is great to deal with if there are ever any problems. Lifetime warrenty.
  18. gjt86 said:
    Diddle, thats a p nice card but seeing as I have other parts I am looking to upgrade as well in the future, I'd like to stay below 250. Although I am considering it..



    That price for that card is shocking!! I got mine for £160 ($247) ;)
  19. Any suggestions as to best bang for buck? Probably going to go with: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
  20. Hmm tempting, its too bad I get it slower than in 2 days though. I am also a bit skeptical about buying it off ebay. What do you guys think?
  21. Will probably pass on a used card. Never bought one before and don't think I will start.
  22. the guys a top rated seller, you shouldn't have any issues. But buy from where ever you feel comfortable! Also on a side note, check you have a psu that can handle it, I had to replace mine so I could use the card! lol. If you need help on it, theres loads of opinion in the 'Enough Power?' thread
  23. diddle283 said:
    the guys a top rated seller, you shouldn't have any issues. But buy from where ever you feel comfortable! Also on a side note, check you have a psu that can handle it, I had to replace mine so I could use the card! lol. If you need help on it, theres loads of opinion in the 'Enough Power?' thread


    I am currently using a Cooler Master Real Power Pro 650w from 2 years ago or so. I think it should be just fine until I buy a new one around spring time.
  24. Be sure to check out the warrenty , MSI does not offer a lifetime warrenty like Evga does. They do honor it because I have had experience with Evga products and have thier video cards in my Pc now and always will because of the warrenty.
  25. Yeah that evga one that was linked seems like the best deal, no?
  26. Yes , because the warrenty is worth something.
  27. thanks guys, think I am going to order the evga http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
  28. Thinking of going with the first, is there a huge difference in the two performance wise?
  29. Hi There,

    I have the Asus 560GTX Ti TOP 900Mhz and can run BF3 on nearly everything ultra with fantastic fps....

    Check out my performance article here - http://www.kellyvisiontec.co.uk/BF3%20Performance.html

    Regds,
  30. Get the TI, it's worth the extra cash.
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